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Semi-Ambidextrous

Friday, November 25, 2011

Is there really such a word as 'semi-ambidextrous'? I didn't find it in my dictionary, but I think that is what I am and plenty of other people. To be Ambidextrous is to be able to use BOTH hands EQUALLY well.

Semi-dexterous would be being able to do some things with each hand, not necessarily equally well.

I'm basically a righty, but I can do some things with both hands, paint, eat, write (even though I'm better at writing faster with my right).

Or could the word be 'semi-dextrous'?

  
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AZHURE_SUNSOAR 11/27/2011 2:35PM

    I use the term Ambidextrous to apply to just which hand people write with. as I'm a left handed writer and almost everything in the WORLD is designed for right handed people I've had to adapt most of my stuff. but which hand your right with doesnt matter. pens and pencils are specified to one side like scissors...(a jeez how I HATE scissors:P)

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VINOTEA 11/26/2011 1:40AM

    I'd say I'm mostly a rightie, but there are some things that I am left handed on, like shooting a bow or gun. I think that's partly due to my eye-sight though, since my left eye has way better sight than my right. My hand writing is kind of funny with my left hand. I write backwards and reversed so that you could read it properly if held up to a mirror.

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LYANNA75 11/25/2011 11:27PM

    I'm the same way. I always just say I'm ambidextrous though. :) I COULD write with my left hand if I wanted, but it's a little sloppier so I choose not to. And I COULD play whiffle ball right handed if I wanted, but it just feels weird since I've always done it left handed. Lol. One good thing about being this way is that I can choose which hand to eat with when I'm out with friends, so I'm not constantly hitting the person next to me with my elbow or something. ;)

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EUPHRATES 11/25/2011 10:24AM

    My son is the same (though backwards, he's primarily a leftie). :)

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Update on my SIL Jill

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jill went to her doctor yesterday and was told that she will have to have chemo the rest of her life, or as long as it is still working.

She tires a lot and her bones hurt.

Next Wednesday she will be tested to see if her cancer markers have lowered. We hope so.


Thanks to everyone for your prayers

  
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UCANTTAKETHESKY 11/22/2011 10:11AM

    You and your family are always in my prayers, Courti. Hang in there. emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 11/21/2011 11:18PM

    Oh Courti I am so sorry. But like Annie says do not give up just by what the Dr's say. Try other things and keep the faith. We will continue to pray for it is only God who knows how this will all turn out. I agree she is trying to build herself back up but how can she when they keep destroying everything good she tries to do. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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THINBUCKEYE 11/21/2011 7:37PM

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SUETINGE 11/18/2011 5:51PM

    I'm praying things will be better for her.

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ANYA_ONION 11/18/2011 4:27PM

    I'm hoping and praying that she will have some improvement. emoticon

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-COURT- 11/18/2011 9:49AM

    She has a better doctor now. Her other doctor used to just talk about how long she had. This one does give what hope there is. She's a woman doctor. Her first doctor was a man and guess what, he is a cancer survivor and now going through another bout of cancer himself.

This is Jill's second time around too. She did get second opinion but wasn't much different. WE just hope when they do whatever it is next Wed, that the cancer markers will be lower.

Thanks for caring.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 11/18/2011 9:09AM

    Oh, Courti, what a nightmare!! Has she checked into alternatives? Of course she's too overwhelmed to 'do' most of that research herself, but this 'death sentence' that quack gave her is out of the question & I'll give you 1 good reason. Every time these people NUKE her, they BLAST every single Super Hero (best herbs, foods, vitamins, etc) she tries to take to build herself back up & regain her pH balance. Just when her 'new born baby' strength shows any signs of recovery, they 'kill' 'em off. If she can restore all her Super Heroes, they will destroy anything 'mutant' in her. My thoughts are with her, my friend.

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OCD

Thursday, November 17, 2011

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

I hadnít come in contact with much of that disorder until I realized that my mil little quarks were under the topic of OCD. Now my husband thinks the little things I do are alsoÖ.OCD. I consider them ways of organization.

Donít get me wrong, Iím a messy housekeeper, but Iím fussy about how my towels are folded to put on the shelves (because they fit better folded that way); the way I have to have my glasses in size on the shelves, from tallest to smallest (it makes it easier so whatever size you want you know where which side of the cupboard to open). Refrigerator has 4 shelves and one shelf is for drinks, no drinks should be on any other shelf (so we know what drinks we have and when we are out of them) Food on other shelves, no drinks allowed. Bread has itís own shelf (for same reason as drinks)
Salad dressing on one shelf (so we know what we have to reorder any we are out of any).
Napkins go in holder one way, the fold on top (so when you take one out, it isnít unfolding)

My blouses in one closet have to go on a hanger in a certain way, but in the other closet they go on the opposite way (so I can see the front of the shirt), no designs on walls (so I can see any spiders if any on the wall), covers on bed must not touch floor (so spiders canít climb aboard).

My husband makes fun of me because at the store Iím always putting something back on the shelf that fell off or organizing something because it is in the wrong place. (that way things are with the things it goes with) I am that way at home too, case in point, drinks with drinks and bread with bread. I used to keep the small forks together and dinner forks together but he never kept it that way so now they are mixed.

Empty hangings go at the end of rack not in between clothes (drives me crazy, so that way you have all your empty hangers hanging together whenever you need one) I sometimes take empty hangers at the thrift store and hang them at the end of the rack.

Husband grabs his sweater and carries it any old way. I tell him to take it by the tag on the collar and fold it over. (sleeves won't hang on ground)

Prior dayís newspaper must be put back in order and put in newspaper stand Sun in the back and Sat in front. When week is done, they go out to the recycle bin (so if you are looking for a certain newspaper, it is there in order and all together).

For those who have OCD, I don't think there is a team for this.
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IĎm sure thereĎs other things IĎm not remembering.

So you see, everything has a meaning so I donít have OCDÖ..or do I?


If I think of anything else, I'll add.

My husband and I do have one bad habit in common, we can't get rid of things. We aren't hoarders though. We both have two closets we share full of clothes...okay I have some in another closet as well. I can't get rid of my fat clothes, skinny clothes or in between. I always need then at some time or other. Video tapes of shows I've taped are taking over the den. I have two cabinets full as well.

I just find it hard to get rid of things. We have had yard sales and got rid of stuff (so I'm not a horrdor), but I have so much that I've never used, when I get rid of something, I end up needing it down the road.
I have a hard time getting rid of purses and shoes, I did get rid of some then found out a place that can widen shoes, I still have more than needed.

  
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-COURT- 11/20/2011 9:34PM

    Your right Claudia, someone asks for a screwdriver and I know where it is.

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BUFFALOGAL1952 11/20/2011 9:29PM

    forgive me but I laughed my a@@ off when I read this. It is like you have been spying on me for like...well forever!!!!! This isn't a horrible thing...at least not from my way of thinking. Let me ask you, who does everyone go to when they can't find something. Let me guess...is it you? of COURSE it is! Although my DH says it is because women have a uterine homing device I know it is because I put things back where they belong when I am done with them and live by the rule that there is a place for everything and everything in its place.
So you just go ahead wit yer bad self and ROCK ON!

Comment edited on: 11/20/2011 9:37:12 PM

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JULIENMM 11/18/2011 12:59PM

    It sounds to me like OCD (but what do I know?). It's one thing to have a method for things (like putting empty hangers at the end of the rack) but it becomes OCD when you insist that it is always done that way, and if you spend extra effort to put things in that order. I think most people would think, hey, that's a good idea to put the empty hangers at the end, because then if you need one, you know where to look. But most people, if they see a hanger somewhere else, might move it, or might wait til later to move it, like when there are multiple hangers in the wrong place. I guess what I'm trying to say is that when things MUST be that way, it's OCD. When you can live with them being a different way, that's not OCD.

Just my opinion, anyway. I guess if it doesn't bother you OR the other people in your household, then who cares?

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-SEVEN- 11/18/2011 10:55AM

    I think your reasons for doing things a certain way all make sense. I agree it is good organization, not OCD. The way I see it, for example, if one washes their hands excessively and there is no reason behind it (just their neurosis of imagined germs), then that qualifies as true OCD to me. Just thinking your hands are dirty all the time without doing anything to make them dirty seems a little odd. But then again I would say OCD is in the eye of the beholder- what I may think as OCD, another may believe it's not!

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-COURT- 11/17/2011 3:45PM

    I just wasn't sure if it was OCD, but maybe I do have it. Always live in denial. hahaha

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KRISTA-GIRL 11/17/2011 2:52PM

    I wouldn't worry too much :-) OCD is rampant in my family, including yours truly, and what you describe is livable. It's when it keeps you awake at night and you can't breathe when you can't have things a certain way that may lead to medication. Life's pretty hard when I'm not medicated! Everything you mentioned sounds completely logical to me. emoticon


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CHUMLEY54 11/17/2011 11:51AM

    We all have OCD issues.

My desk is a mess, but my computer folders are very organized. I weigh myself 2X a day, yet don't believe the scale half the time.

I think the best you can do, is use your OCD as much as you can as a useful tool.

Embrace your OCD!!

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JDUBLANKO 11/17/2011 11:50AM

    Well...not sure on the OCD...but I must also say..."Does it matter?" I think everyone has a little OCD in them...it's only a problem if it becomes a problem...right? I think a lot of it is just habit...and that's a good thing...

The not being able to get rid of stuff could become a problem though...

Funny because I'm the opposite...I'm constantly donating...if it hasn't been worn or used in a couple months...I get rid of it...mind you I have 4 kids and if I kept things I probably wouldn't be seeing my floor... emoticon

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-COURT- 11/17/2011 11:20AM

    Yeah, I have certain places for things in my dishwasher too, forgot about that. It just fits better my way. :}


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EUPHRATES 11/17/2011 11:10AM

    'Yote's OCD and mine appear to compliment each other (for instance, I've adopted the hanger thing - he does the same thing of putting empty ones at the end, which he learned from his mom and I think it's smart so now we both do it, and he's adopted my dishwasher rules of what gets loaded where that I learned from MY mom). :) He says it's "My mother's neurosis rubbed off" LOL I think it only qualifies as true OCD if you can't leave it the "wrong" way and have a panic attack over it when it's "wrong" whether it makes sense or not, but I'm not 100% on that. :)

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Personal Wellness

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I weighed in on my BLC team and was a couple onces over what I w/i last week. Not bad. Looking back to the beginning, I've lost a couple pounds. Not much but better than gaining.

I'm working more on strength training for my WWoHP team and hope to make some inch changes, not that I have been measuring as I should have been along.

  
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ROCKYCPA 11/17/2011 7:57AM

    Change is not only on the scale - just feel good about yourself that is more important. Small steps lead to big changes!

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Finding my Family Tree

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I've been having fun trying to find my ancesters, but so many brick walls. I've started to put each family on colored paper, different color for each family, but just to find them on census etc to put on my tree. '

One member I couldn't find at all so just put the info on myself. My cousin did a famiily tree and sent me my part so I trust his info. He had genealogist helping him. I just like to find them so I can add them officially to my tree.

The hardest if way back when they didn't put the kids names, they just put 2 males and 4 females, no names or ages. How can you find anything like that?

I try to find an ancester as a child so to find their parents, but sometimes it just doesn't work. I get along better when I get clues from cousins or message boards. I've met a couple cousins (online) who I didn't know, just from doing my tree.

I have this obession t find my Irish side, but if they are out there, they are pretty good at hiding. The one clue that my grandmother gave me, doesn't work out from the census records.

I've found my German, Scottish and English side.

I made a separate notebook for each family (well, not all but the ones I'm finding info on), so I can at least have it in a book, if not on my online tree.

Leigh, TenEyck, Ferguson, Knowles, Arthur, Galloway, Culp.

I got this from my Genealogy team and I'll probably find my Irish in the last set of grandparents.

How Many People It Took To Make You!

1)............1 YOU
2)............2 parents
3)............4 grandparents
4)............8 great grandparents
5)...........16 gg grandparents
6)...........32 ggg grandparents
7)...........64 gggg grandparents
8)..........128 ggggg grandparents
9)..........256 gggggg grandparents
10..........512 ggggggg grandparents
11).......1,024 gggggggg grandparents
12).......2,048 ggggggggg grandparents
13).......4,096 gggggggggg grandparents
14).......8,192 ggggggggggg grandparents
15)......16,184 gggggggggggg grandparents
16)......32,768 ggggggggggggg grandparents
17)......65,536 gggggggggggggg grandparents
18).....131,072 ggggggggggggggg grandparents
19).....262,144 gggggggggggggggg grandparents
20).....524,288 ggggggggggggggggg grandparents
21)...1,048,576 gggggggggggggggggg grandparents
22)...2,097,152 ggggggggggggggggggg grandparents


UPDATE SINCE FIRST POSTED:
I came across a posting for the parents of my earliest relative posted to me tree.
Wilhelm TenEyck parents are Andreas and Anneke. But for there parents names it says "EOL" which means End of Line.
How can it be the end of the line, they had to have parents. It was on a few different trees, not just one. ?????

  
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LJR4HEALTH 11/9/2011 4:27PM

    Oh yeah genealogy fun and frustrating all at the same time good luck in finding your roots

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-COURT- 11/9/2011 8:09AM

    That makes sense, Ana, I thought it strange that it had an end. They were hatched from an egg? haha, no then they'd be related to the duck. It's early morning and I'm goofy, well, not that early but I went to bed around 2:00.
I should persue that line further. Who know, maybe that is where my Irish lies. They must have just given up going any further.
I too have gotten a lot from other researchers and love looking over other's family trees, I'll miss that the most when not a paid member. Ive been looking for articles and pics of tombstones from other trees.
My Baltzer Culp established New Somerset, Ohio. He came from Germany. I hope to find other stories on other relatives. Like anyone from the Civil and Revolutionary war.

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ANYA_ONION 11/9/2011 6:43AM

    Geneology is both fun and frustrating! My ancestors are mostly German, but we also have Irish, English, Welsh and possibly French. Thank goodness family tree fanatics like to share, because we have gotten alot of our info from other people's research.

I suspect EOL means *End Of Line of research*, like the researcher was unable to find any more records past that point.

Good Luck and Happy Digging!

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EUPHRATES 11/9/2011 1:54AM

    I've always wanted to do the research into my dad's family (I believe a cousin has already done most of my mom's side). My dad was first generation American - my grandfather came to the US from Russia when he was in his pre-teens. Unfortunately the notes I'd taken from talking with my dad have long since disappeared, so finding anything will be an uphill battle. I've searched the Ellis Island records before and didn't find anything. *sighs*

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AIMEESINGS 11/9/2011 12:48AM

    I haven't wanted to do my family tree for a while! I went back to my Great grandparents, but that's because two of them are still alive so it was pretty easy. I should have them help me keep going! Thanks for sharing. Hope you find more!!

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VINOTEA 11/9/2011 12:20AM

    Interesting. I find my husband's family more fascinating than mine, but that may be cause its newer in my head. For me, I believe I've been traced to a native american/indian tribe (which is the correct way to say it nowadays?), Germany, and England (at least as far as their previous country before coming to America). My husband has been traced to a Scottish tribe (and then because the clan broke up, its hopeless to find more info) and Slovakia (which is another mess to find more on, cause his last name there is apparently as common as Smith and Jones here)

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-FAIRYDANCER 11/8/2011 11:52PM

    I have been interested in doing the same search for my family tree, but we don't have a lot of info. I am determined to find Scottish or Scandinavian or something like that in there somewhere, but so far I have only found German.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 11/8/2011 10:56PM

    What a fascinating statistic. I had never seen that before. I am sorry but I've never had anyone I know of in my family tree with names that correspond to the ones you seek.

Best wishes in your search.

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ILOVEROSES 11/8/2011 9:51PM

    Good luck finding your Irish side.

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-COURT- 11/8/2011 9:22PM

    Shannon, that's great. I should check that out. What do you do being a member? Do you have any stories?

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SHASSYSUE2 11/8/2011 9:13PM

    I have just signed my application for the DAR. My Aunt has done all the ground work, and have found that I am related to a Woman Patriot from the Revolutionary War, so I will now get to be an official member of the DAR, pretty cool huh!!

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-COURT- 11/8/2011 1:32PM

    I just came across someone with my earliest relative I have on my tree. They have his parent, but for their parents it says, 'EOL', End of Line. How can there be a end of line, the dad had to have a dad so the name should go back further.

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AVROIEN 11/8/2011 1:08PM

  I wish you luck. I have been working on my family history for years. It is fun and frustrating.

If you are not doing it now, you can find other people who might be working on some or all of you family tree. Most of them are willing to share.

Good Luck

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